In-Person Trainings

The Healthy and Ready to Learn Resource and Training Center provides in-person training for elementary school parents and educators across New York City. Focused on our core areas of Health Barriers to Learning, Trauma, and Attendance, our interactive sessions provide introductory information on each topic and strategies that can be implemented in homes and schools. Learn more about each topic and request a training by clicking below.

For educators in New York State, all of our trainings are Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) eligible.

Our Trainings

Trainings are tailored for NYC elementary school administration, staff, teachers, nurses, caregivers, and anyone who works with elementary school-aged children. Healthy and Ready to Learn has trained over 1500 school professionals and parents, including teachers, school nurses, school social workers and psychologists, and after school staff. These interactive workshops run from 1-2 hours for groups of 15 to 40 participants.

Interested in bringing an in-person training to your school? We travel across the five boroughs to provide these trainings to parents and educators of elementary schools. Click below to request a training and expect to hear back from us soon to schedule your training!

This professional development training introduces the effects of trauma on students and school-wide strategies that can be implemented. Building a trauma-sensitive environment helps children feel safe and supported. Providing a warm and positive environment can make make it easier for children to achieve and grow. Our most popular training, it has been delivered to over 800 trainees and has been tailored to connect with the lens of various roles in schools, while ensuring that all learning objectives of the training are met.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss ways that trauma affects the body, brain, and behavior
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use trauma-sensitive strategies
  3. Participate in self-reflection to identify triggers and coping skills

This workshop provides a comprehensive toolkit for school staff to utilize in referring families to health services available in the community via methods that increase referral follow-through. This interactive workshop allows participants to explore resource lists available online and through local health departments, begin mapping resources in their community, and practice referring families to local health services.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how to identify resources in the community and create a tailored resource guide
  2. Discuss strategies for communicating health information with parents and referring parents to health services that yield action
  3. Demonstrate how to refer a family to community-based health resources

Educators play a critical role in creating a culture of positive attendance at school. Too many absences can make learning hard and cause students to fall behind. Chronic absence - missing 10 percent of the school year, or just 2-3 days every month - can lead to lower grades and test scores. It is also related to lower reading and math skills, and high school graduation rates.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the impact of absenteeism on school-wide attendance trends
  2. Identify underlying factors that could impact a student’s attendance
  3. Outline a tiered attendance plan for your school